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I. Organism Information
A. Taxonomy Information
a. V. cholerae
i. Taxonomy ID: 666
Vibrio cholerae is a Gram negative, motile, curved rod. Its main portal of entry is via oral ingestion of contaminated food or water. More than 138 serogroups are known. Serogroup O1 is responsible for pandemic cholera and is divided into two biotypes, Classical and El Tor. The El Tor biotype is responsible for the current cholera pandemic.
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Vibrio cholerae serotype O1
Vibrio cholerae serotype O139
Taxonomy ID: 45888
Vibrio cholerae serotype non-O1/non-O139
Taxonomy ID: 156539
b. V. parahaemolyticus
c. V. vulnificus
B. Lifecycle and Morphology
1. V. cholerae
The vibrio life cycle consists of a free-swimming phase in marine and estuarine environments in association with zooplankton, crustaceans, insects, and water plants. Vibrios interact with various surfaces found in the environment to generate biofilms, which may promote survival.
i. Shape: Flagellated cell is 0.5-0.8 µm in width and 1.4-2.6 µm in length. Monotrichous or multitrichous flagella are enclosed in a sheath continuous with the outer membrane of the cell wall. On solid media, cells may produce numerous lateral flagella with a wavelength shorter than that of the sheathed polar flagellum.
b. Host phase
The host phase of the vibrio life cycle is only possible through the action of a group of virulence genes in the ToxR regulon controlled by a complex and incompletely understood regulatory cascade. The ToxR regulon colonization and toxin genes are coordinately expressed in response to specific host signals that have yet to be completely defined.Hide info
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New Vibrio cases reported from Pinellas and Volusia counties - Outbreak News Today
New Vibrio cases reported from Pinellas and Volusia counties
Outbreak News Today
Additional new Vibrio vulnificus cases reported from Pinellas and Volusia counties brings Florida's total cases for 2014 to 30, according to new data released by the Florida Department of Health this week. The number of fatalities from V. vulnificus ...
Florida Vibrio update: 2 additional cases reported, one death in Brevard County - Outbreak News Today
Florida Vibrio update: 2 additional cases reported, one death in Brevard County
Outbreak News Today
Vibriosis ( vibrio ) is a rare but potentially dangerous infection associated with swimming in natural waters, particularly warm bodies of salt or brackish water, or from eating contaminated seafood (usually raw or undercooked oysters). Among healthy ...
Test results of targeted surveillance on Vibrio parahaemolyticus in ready-to ... - 7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Test results of targeted surveillance on Vibrio parahaemolyticus in ready-to ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has found that test results for samples collected in a recently completed targeted food surveillance project on Vibrio parahaemolyticus in ...
Shellfish Harvesting Regulations for Darien, Westport and Norwalk Now ... - Patch.com
Shellfish Harvesting Regulations for Darien, Westport and Norwalk Now ...
In the summer of 2013, at least 23 cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus causing severe gastrointestinal illness were connected to shellfish consumed from Connecticut waters, mainly off Westport, Norwalk, and Darien. Another 15 cases were suspected of being ...
Florida health officials warn of deadly vibrio bacteria - CBS News
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Florida health officials warn of deadly vibrio bacteria
Vibrio is an infection caused by a bacteria found in warm saltwater. It's in the same family of bacterium that causes cholera. The vibrio vulnificus bacteria occur naturally in coastal waters, especially in the summer months. Symptoms include stomach ...
Flesh-Eating Bacteria Vibrio Vulnificus Found In Warm Florida Water (VIDEO)
Vibrio infections reported around the Chesapeake Bay
Flesh-eating bacteria kills 1, sickens 1 in Sarasota
Vibrio vulnificus: A summertime bacteria Bacteria in water claim woman's leg - CNN
Vibrio vulnificus: A summertime bacteria Bacteria in water claim woman's leg
(CNN) -- You've likely heard of a "flesh-eating bacteria" hitting Florida and other states this summer. While the bacteria are real, public health officials say the "flesh-eating" part is not. Vibrio vulnificus is a naturally occurring bacterium that ...
Bay County Health Officials Explain Vibrio Vulnificus
Vibrio infections not confined to Florida, are steadily rising in Louisiana
Aggressive bacteria found in Chesapeake Bay hospitalizes woman
Wrong Bacteria Framed for Oyster Disaster - Nature World News
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Wrong Bacteria Framed for Oyster Disaster
Nature World News
For the last several years, large oyster hatcheries in the Pacific Northwest were thought to be facing massive declines due to infections of the bacteria Vibrio tubiashii. Now researchers are saying that experts may have framed the wrong guy, with the ...
Deadly oyster bacteria misidentified for years
Deadly Oyster Bacteria Mistakenly Identified by Scientists
Vibrio Warnings: How to Avoid Ocean-Dwelling Bacteria - LiveScience.com
Vibrio Warnings: How to Avoid Ocean-Dwelling Bacteria
But those summertime activities can have some nasty side effects including an infection caused by marine bacteria called Vibrio vulnificus. Last week, a Louisiana man died from an infection from the bacteria that he acquired over the July 4th ...
Officials: Don't call it 'flesh eating bacteria' - WTSP 10 News
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Officials: Don't call it 'flesh eating bacteria'
WTSP 10 News
It's not a medical term and has been used to describe multiple bacterial infections that can lead to a condition known as "necrotizing fasciitis," most commonly attributed to the Vibrio vulnificus bacteria. Vibrio's been in the headlines recently ...
Always be on alert for signs of vibrio infection
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Vibrio not flesh-eating bacteria, DOH says
Former Lexington Mayor Foster Pettit Dies - WUKY
Former Lexington Mayor Foster Pettit Dies
Former Lexington Mayor Foster Pettit died due to complications of a vibrio infection. He was 84. Credit www.lex18.com. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Pettit was battling a life-threatening bacterial infection. For the last few weeks, he was being ...
Former Lexington Mayor Dies From Bacterial Infection
Mayor Gray Releases Statement On Former Mayor's Death
|Strain annotated in NMPDR||Genome size, bp||Protein Encoding Genes (PEGs)||Named genes in subsystems||Named genes not in subsystems||Hypothetical genes in subsystems||Hypothetical genes not in subsystems||Subsystems||RNAs|
|Vibrio alginolyticus 12G01||5,160,431||4,489||1747(39.1%)||1662(37.2%)||56(1.3%)||1008(22.5%)||318||180|
|Vibrio angustum S14||5,101,447||4,381||1790(39.1%)||1660(36.3%)||56(1.2%)||1068(23.3%)||304||340|
|Vibrio cholerae 1587||4,137,501||3,270||1521(45.0%)||1166(34.5%)||48(1.4%)||644(19.1%)||331||232|
|Vibrio cholerae 2740-80||3,945,478||3,179||1494(45.7%)||1119(34.2%)||50(1.5%)||605(18.5%)||327||179|
|Vibrio cholerae AM-19226||4,056,157||3,226||1531(45.8%)||1157(34.6%)||51(1.5%)||601(18.0%)||330||232|
|Vibrio cholerae MAK 757||3,917,446||3,181||1553(47.2%)||1134(34.5%)||49(1.5%)||553(16.8%)||331||214|
|Vibrio cholerae MO10||4,024,286||3,445||1682(48.7%)||1101(31.9%)||66(1.9%)||607(17.6%)||352||113|
|Vibrio cholerae MZO-3||4,146,039||3,189||1499(45.7%)||1147(35.0%)||51(1.6%)||584(17.8%)||326||190|
|Vibrio cholerae NRT36s||4,204,651||4,435||1826(43.1%)||1474(34.8%)||70(1.7%)||864(20.4%)||344||56|
|Vibrio cholerae O1 biovar eltor str. N16961||4,033,464||3,908||1840(44.0%)||1216(29.1%)||68(1.6%)||1059(25.3%)||374||168|
|Vibrio cholerae O395||4,132,319||3,346||1640(47.3%)||1142(32.9%)||56(1.6%)||630(18.2%)||353||247|
|Vibrio fischeri ES114||4,284,050||3,799||1917(48.1%)||1204(30.2%)||49(1.2%)||813(20.4%)||358||314|
|Vibrio fischeri MJ11||4,478,154||3,932||1493(36.6%)||1576(38.6%)||37(0.9%)||973(23.9%)||266||262|
|Vibrio harveyi ATCC BAA-1116||6,058,377||4,250||1702(39.9%)||1740(40.8%)||40(0.9%)||780(18.3%)||336||194|
|Vibrio parahaemolyticus RIMD 2210633||5,165,770||4,867||2100(41.7%)||1572(31.2%)||77(1.5%)||1289(25.6%)||382||188|
|Vibrio sp. Ex25||4,839,877||4,239||1826(43.0%)||1434(33.7%)||76(1.8%)||914(21.5%)||357||135|
|Vibrio sp. MED222||4,891,901||4,301||1918(43.3%)||1358(30.7%)||56(1.3%)||1093(24.7%)||356||150|
|Vibrio splendidus 12B01||5,596,386||4,933||1944(38.6%)||1663(33.1%)||59(1.2%)||1364(27.1%)||363||123|
|Vibrio vulnificus CMCP6||5,126,798||4,515||1975(42.7%)||1575(34.0%)||69(1.5%)||1010(21.8%)||376||244|
|Vibrio vulnificus YJ016||5,260,086||4,929||2037(40.0%)||1496(29.4%)||68(1.3%)||1492(29.3%)||383||164|